Maritime Forum

Risk from contamination of marine environment in Pacific after Fukushima

Event date:
15/10/2012 - 10:00 to 16:00
Table of Contents

    Following last year's meeting to assess the contamination of seafood in the Pacific and the appropriate measures to check imports into the EU the European Commission hosted another meeting of experts. It tool stock of the situation in the light of further measurements and analyses.

    Outcome and Summary of Meeting

    agenda

    10.00

    Introductions and welcome

    European Commission DG MARE

    10.30

    Current state of the marine environment in the Pacific Ocean

    Masanao Nakano (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

    11.00

    an update of IRSN analysis and forecast of the contamination of the marine environment following the accident in Fukushima

    including re-assessment of source term

    Bruno Fievet (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire)

    11.30

    coffee

     

    11.45

    tracing pathways in the Pacific Ocean through ultra low-background radioactivity measurements

     Mikael Hult (European Commission Joint Research Centre)

    12.00

     oceanic circulation in the area of Japan

     Corinne Derval (Mercator Ocean)

    12.30

    Sandwich lunch

     

    14.00

    Current state of Japanese fisheries

    Joji Morishita (Japanese Fisheries Agency)

    14.30

    Analysis of sampling of contamination carried out in Pacific

    Colin Miller (European Commission Joint Research Centre)

    15.00

    Analysis and risk assessment of Pacific sea life

    Nicholas Fisher (University of  New York)

    15.30

    Coffee

     

    15.45

    Current import measures

    European Commission DG SANCO

    16.00

    Discussion and conclusion as to what measures are appropriate for import of seafood from the Pacific

    ALL

    16.30

    Close

     

     

    Participants

    Cristina

    Amil Lopez

    EC DG MARE

    Richard

    Bates

    EC DG MARE

    Derval

    Corine

    Mercator Ocean

    Stefaan

    Depypere

    EC DG MARE

    Bruno

    Fievet

    IRSN France

    Nicolas

    Fisher

    State University of New York

    Mikael

    Hult

    EC JRC

    Osvath

    Iolanda

    IAEA EL

    Pierre

    Kockerols

    EC JRC

    Wataru

    Komai

    The Mission of Japan to the EU

    Manuel

    Martin Ramos

    EC JRC

    Colin

    Millar

    EC JRC

    Joji

    Morishita

    Fisheries Agency MAFF, GOJ

    Masanao

    Nakano

    Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    Toshihiko

    Ogushi

    European Parliament

    Lehodey

    Patrick

    CLS

    Irina

    Popescu

    European Parliament

    Torsten

    Riedlinger

    EC-DG ENTR

    Hideshi

    Semba

    The Mission of Japan to the EU

    Haruo

    Tominaga

    Fisheries Agency MAFF GOJ

    Franz

    Verstraete

    EC DG SANCO

    Stephan

    Vrignaud

    US Mission to EU

    Gaku

    Yoda

    The Mission of Japan to the EU

    summary of previous meeting